The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

Alive Strategy vs Dead Strategy

ProductPlan

Product Strategy is Important. One of the most important roles of a product manager (PM) is setting the product strategy. The strategy, by way of a roadmap, is the document that drives team alignment. That is when the strategy is truly alive when you can see it in action.

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A Strategy Map

Roman Pichler

The map below shows the strategy tools I find helpful to make effective product strategy decisions. As the Strategy Map above shows, you should be aware of the overall business and product portfolio strategy in order to make the right strategic product decisions, as these provide the necessary context. The Strategy Map can help you check if you have any strategy blind spots. The post A Strategy Map appeared first on Roman Pichler.

Finding a Framework for Strategy Insights

Mind the Product

Having the right insights is a critical component in creating a strategy. While this is very obvious and widely mentioned in every piece of strategy advice, the truth is that there are no resources that detail how to generate them.

Product Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

AIOps Strategy and Management

eG Innovations

Establishing an AIOps Strategy in 3 Practical Steps. This blog covers how to establish your AIOps strategy in just three steps. Any AIOps strategy depends upon the quality and quantity of the data available to learn from. Cloud Monitoring application performance management clou

Demystifying Product Strategy by Amy Zima

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Amy Zima, the Principal Product Manager at Spotify, aims to demystify the process involved in creating a strategy, offering a case study and sharing lessons learned. The word strategy can inspire fear or awe in product managers, says [.].

Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates. In the picture above, the product strategy describes how a visionary, inspirational goal is attained. As helpful as it is to create a product strategy, it is not enough.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders. It’s distinct from the product strategy : The business strategy states how the company will be successful, whereas the product strategy describes how a product will achieve success, as the following picture illustrates. Elements of an Effective Business Strategy.

If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that you know how to monetize your vision and execute a strategy that grows revenue, wallet share and customer retention. Product Strategy In the Ideal World…. Don’t get me wrong.

Turning Trial Users Into Successful Customers

Speaker: Daniel Foster, Strategy Lead, TechSmith & Vic DeMarines, VP of Product Management, Revenera

TechSmith’s Snagit Strategy Lead, Daniel Foster, will share how he leveraged product usage data, segmentation, and targeted onboarding messaging to improve trial users’ experiences. He will discuss his experimentation with onboarding communications to lift trial conversions.

4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. The post 4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Product Bookshelf

Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. The big idea: Strategy is not goal-setting, vision creation, or agreeing on principles and aspirations. With a good strategy, you can overcome the critical issues your product faces.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Denise Hemke, VP, Analytics Product Management and Strategy at Workday

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management. How did you get into product management? I learned it was the perfect mix of customer interactions, strategy, and engineering.

Product Strategy 101: It’s About Depth, Not (Just) Vision

The Product Coalition

Product strategy is one of the most important tasks of the product leader, and definitely one of the hardest things to do. This should be your first step into product strategy. Since product strategy is so hard, many companies simply skip it.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Four Effective Strategies for B2B Product Managers

The Product Coalition

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How Simply “Playing To Win” is a Losing Business Strategy

The Product Coalition

product-management mindset leadership strategy businessAdopt an infinite product mindset instead, every time. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Rediscover the Forgotten art of Product Strategy

Mind the Product

A strong product strategy is often neglected because of the absence of any strategic thinking in product teams. What can product managers do to make sure they give their product strategy the attention it warrants? Tanya shares her ideas for nurturing a strong product strategy from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum. It’s about 20 years since Ben Horowitz wrote his now-famous piece “Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager”.

Modus Product Management and Strategy Practice

Modus Create

Product management teams are overwhelmed. The root cause: there is no universal definition of what product management is, and as generalists, product managers end up doing everything. We believe that product strategy is at the heart of every successful digital product.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? Creating a product strategy isn’t easy for product managers. Make the exercise of creating a product strategy more about customer outcomes than product success and it becomes a pretty simple exercise.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4

280 Group

Management is doing things right. Product Management is a unique role because Product Managers have all the responsibility for a product’s success yet no formal authority. Are you stepping up and being a Product Management leader in your job?

Product Pricing (3/4): Strategy

The Product Coalition

3 Must-Know Pricing Strategies and the Inputs to Drive Them Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-marketing pricing pricing-strategy marketing product-management

How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy

Mind the Product

Having “no company strategy” is one of the biggest issues facing product managers, according to a recent survey of over 600 product people. All that was left was to share it with senior management and get the go-ahead…. We were successful in “selling” our vision and strategy, and were allocated funds to deliver it. The post How to Create a Product Strategy Without a Clear Company Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with product managers who are looking to add effective reporting.

Building a Successful Market Penetration Strategy in Three Steps

The Product Coalition

Market penetration strategies can be defined as an effort of increasing market share for current products or services of the firm by marketing activities. In fact, market penetration has never been an affordable strategy that might burn the company budget in a short time.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5

280 Group

In the first four parts of the Product Management Career Acceleration Series, we focused on providing you with strategies, tips, techniques, leadership approaches, and even sins to avoid, to be a more effective Product Manager – the kind that can advance in their career rapidly.

Is it Time to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy?

Mind the Product

The post Is it Time to Rethink Your Analytics Strategy? Product Management SoftwareAdvertising Feature As a product person, you know the value of analytics.

Five Strategies to Gain Massive Success in Product Management

280 Group

To learn more about these strategies and specific actions you can take to rise in your career, join our upcoming co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 3: Five Critical Strategies to Succeed in Your PM Career. Doug, the Product Manager. He was a Product Manager responsible for a fairly important product. He applied the five strategies below. Strategy #1 Evangelize Your Role. Strategy #2: Be More Efficient.

Managing Product Feedback at Scale

This practical 26-page eBook provides product managers with the strategies needed to deal with the common pitfalls that come with opening up the inevitable floodgate of data that comes with asking your customers and internal stakeholders for their input.

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. In a few situations, I have had managers who did not want me to connect with people on other teams. Product Management

Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson

Mind the Product

In relation to product management, teams could focus on a vision of the future and dedicate time to co-creating it. The post Product Management Strategies for Supporting Collaboration by Gretchen Anderson appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Management Characteristics Product Management Skills Video Collaboration product management ProductTank San Francisco

Shifting Markets, Shifting Strategy: Three Considerations

Proficientz

Shifting markets usually constitute a shift in product strategy for most organizations. In either case, there are three key aspects of product strategy that matter most. Portfolio & Product Strategy. When the market experiences a sudden shift, the worst of all possible product strategies is a smattering of incremental enhancements across all products. Contact us to facilitate your next strategy meeting.

Leading product strategy and execution

Lead on Purpose

There are many moving parts to product success, including understanding your market and the problems customers in the market face, … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Team Building Trust collaboration discipline execution markets roadmap strategy success value

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these. It’s not just that “business as usual” gets in the way, changes to an organisation’s executive groups and tweaks to the company vision can lead to disconnects between strategy and tactics.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 1

280 Group

This article is the first in a three part series on how to accelerate your Product Management career. To learn about these strategies more in-depth and receive a Product Management Career Plan Template, sign up for the webinar – How to Accelerate Your PM Career, Part 1: Top Strategies to Advance Rapidly on September 27, 2019. My next step would have been Vice President of Product Management and then probably a CEO of a start-up or a publicly held company.

You Need A Product Strategy by Sam Odio

Mind the Product

Shipping product to 500 million users without knowing what strategy was? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Sam, now with that experience behind him and as Head of Product at Fivestars , outlines: What a good product strategy looks like. How to create a good strategy. What Is Good Strategy? When you look at different frameworks for defining a product strategy there are so many possible definitions. Creating a new product strategy can take years.

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

Mind the Product

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.